AirTalk

Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more. Hosted by Larry Mantle

Gossip

by AirTalk

Printed gossip has been popular since the days yellow journalism, but more and more, gossip is becoming a mainstay of the mainstream media-newspapers, and television news often present the foibles of political figures and stars as top stories of the day. Why do we love to gossip, and is it okay to give in to this very human, but very destructive urge? Larry Mantle talks with USC evolutionary psychologist Irving Biederman and MSNBC gossip columnist Jeannette Walls.

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